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Diode side-pumped pulsed Yb:Er:glass and Nd:YAG lasers: some common features and differences
Author(s): Andrey M. Alexeev; Alexander N. Fedorov; Vladimir I. Krizanovskyi; Alexander V. Levoshkin
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Paper Abstract

1.06-micrometer Nd:YAG laser as well as 1.5-micrometer Yb:Er:glass one under transversal pulsed diode pumping are considered. At free running mode maximum slope efficiency was 31.5% and 31% respectively. Excellent short-term stability of the output energy was demonstrated. In series of few tens of pulses the standard deviation was less than 0.03%. It is shown that noise of pumping radiation practically does not influence on spiking of Yb:Er glass laser radiation, while it may strongly influence on spiking of Nd:YAG laser. Strong influence of weak reflection of laser radiation from an extra- cavity surface on spiking of Er:glass laser is observed. A conclusion is made that the radiation is rather coherent. Tuning of Er:glass laser spectrum within about 4 nm is obtained at low variation of output energy. Splitting of 1535- nm spectral line into several components is observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4316, International Conference on Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer, (27 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407657
Show Author Affiliations
Andrey M. Alexeev, Multitech Ltd. (Russia)
Alexander N. Fedorov, Multitech Ltd. (Russia)
Vladimir I. Krizanovskyi, Multitech Ltd. (Russia)
Alexander V. Levoshkin, Institute for Laser Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4316:
International Conference on Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer
Vadim E. Privalov, Editor(s)

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